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Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do

Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do

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by Eileen Christelow
     
 

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Children will welcome the return of Eileen Christelow's irrepressible Five Little Monkeys, who make the same kinds of mistakes kids do but never lose their mama's love. The author's book, What Do Authors Do?, is a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Full color.

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Children will welcome the return of Eileen Christelow's irrepressible Five Little Monkeys, who make the same kinds of mistakes kids do but never lose their mama's love. The author's book, What Do Authors Do?, is a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karen Moroughan
Finding something to do for five bored monkeys is no problem for Mama monkey. She has them help with the chores because Grandma Bessie will be visiting soon. The monkeys enthusiastically tackle picking up their room and cleaning the bathroom. When they're done, they go back to Mama monkey and complain that there is still nothing to do. Mama sends them outside to beat the rugs-a task they thoroughly enjoy. Their next job is to pick berries. It's Grandma Bessie's favorite desert! The monkeys romp outside in the muddy swamp. When they bring their treasure home, Mama tells them Grandma will be here shortly, so "go in and wash up." Like everything else they do, they wash up with zest. They finish dressing just as Grandma Bessie arrives. Christelow has captured the essence of the sparse text with cheerful illustrations. The facial expressions and postures of the monkeys are a delight. Christelow includes such detail as family pictures of the monkeys-including Grandma Bessie. This is a book sure to delight!
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-When five bored little monkeys complain of nothing to do, their mother gladly enlists their help in getting ready for Grandma's visit. In a great scurry, they clean their room, scrub the bathroom, beat the rug, and pick berries for dessert. Unfortunately, when they turn to readying themselves, they undo all their good work and muss and muddy the entire house. Wordless final pictures show them cleaning again. This is Christelow's fourth book about these little monkeys, and it's not quite as much fun as the author's earlier efforts, no doubt because of the "housework is never done" subject matter. The ink-and-wash cartoon illustrations, however, are lively and offer much that will amuse, such as each little monkey pointing in blame at another. This book can be enjoyed one-on-one or at story hour, and all who read it will gain more appreciation for whoever does the cleaning at home.-Meg Stackpole, Rye Free Reading Room, NY
Bulletin of the Center for Children
A lively readaloud.
From the Publisher
"This is pure silliness-just the kind kids like. . . . The monkeys are suitably active, and their mess-making skills, as demonstrated in the watercolor art, are impressive, with clothes scattered everywhere and dirty water overflowing the tub. . . . Plenty of fun." Booklist, ALA

"A lively readaloud." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"When five bored little monkeys complain of nothing to do, their mother gladly enlists their help in getting ready for Grandma's visit. In a great scurry, they clean their room, scrub the bathroom, beat the rug, and pick berries for dessert. Unfortunately, when they turn to readying themselves, they undo all their good work and mess and muddy the entire house. Wordless pictures show them cleaning again. . . . This book can be enjoyed one-on-one or at story hour, and all who read it will gain more appreciation for whoever does the cleaning at home." School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618040322
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
A Five Little Monkeys Story Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
184,440
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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From the Publisher
"This is pure silliness-just the kind kids like. . . . The monkeys are suitably active, and their mess-making skills, as demonstrated in the watercolor art, are impressive, with clothes scattered everywhere and dirty water overflowing the tub. . . . Plenty of fun." Booklist, ALA

"A lively readaloud." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"When five bored little monkeys complain of nothing to do, their mother gladly enlists their help in getting ready for Grandma's visit. In a great scurry, they clean their room, scrub the bathroom, beat the rug, and pick berries for dessert. Unfortunately, when they turn to readying themselves, they undo all their good work and mess and muddy the entire house. Wordless pictures show them cleaning again. . . . This book can be enjoyed one-on-one or at story hour, and all who read it will gain more appreciation for whoever does the cleaning at home." School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Eileen Christelow  has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books including ten popular stories about the Five Little Monkeys, Letters from a Desperate Dog, and Vote! She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont, and you can learn more about her life and work on her website, www.christelow.com and on www.fivelittlemonkeys.com

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